Workshops Archive 2018

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Physics by the Lake 2018

What is it? Physics by the Lake is a national summer school on theoretical condensed matter physics supported by the Institute of Physics (IOP) Theory of Condensed Matter group and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It consists of two weeks of high-quality lecture courses by experts in ...
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
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Symmetries of S-matrix and Infrared Physics

Recently, a new understanding has appeared of how certain spacetime symmetries are encoded in specific properties -- known as soft properties -- of the quantum mechanical scattering matrix. This connection holds both with and without gravity. Intense activity in this area has resulted in the discovery of new effects in the soft ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics 2018

The 4th edition of the Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics will take place in May 28- June 1, 2018 at the Higgs Centre, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh. The scientific programme starts at 9:00 on Monday, May 28th, and ends at 16:00 on Friday, June 1st. The ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Numerical approaches to holography, quantum gravity and cosmology

Holographic AdS/CFT duality and lattice gauge theory are leading non-perturbative approaches to investigate quantum gravity and strongly coupled quantum field theories. Extensive work is ongoing to apply both techniques to broader classes of systems, leading to a growing number of connections between them. Numerical analyses in particular are becoming ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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The physics of epigenetic and chromatin dynamics

Virtually all cells in our body have the same DNA (hence genetic information), yet a skin, liver and a brain cell all express a very different set of genes. Additionally, when a differentiated cell divides, the daughter has the same set of genes on: a skin cell gives rise to ...
Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building
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Subtracting Infrared Singularities Beyond NLO

Precise theoretical predictions for LHC observables are a crucial pre- requisite for the discovery of new physics. Such predictions require high- order perturbative calculations in the Standard Model, most notably in QCD. A key step in these calculations is the cancellation of infrared divergences, which arise from exchanges of virtual ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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First forum on rare kaon decays

Flavour Changing Neutral Current (FCNC) decays are extremely rare processes in particle physics which are forbidden at the classical level in the Standard Model. Therefore, they constitute attractive channels to try to observe new physics beyond the Standard Model. A particular family of such decays are the kaon decays where ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

Higgs-Maxwell Workshop 2018

Higgs-Maxwell workshops are a series of annual one-day meetings to discuss the current topics in theoretical and experimental particle physics and the prospects for future discoveries. The meeting is organised by the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Lancaster. This year's meeting, taking place on February 14th at the ...
Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
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Gravity beyond Einstein: Quo vadimus?

The first simultaneous detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from two merging neutron stars (GW170817 and GRB 170817A) poses new challenges to theories of gravity specifically designed to explain the late time accelerated expansion of the universe. Nevertheless, tensions in the data and the so far unsolved cosmological constant ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Meeting of The UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group on “Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics”

In 2016, EPSRC set up The UK Fluids Network -- a cross-institutional collaboration of researchers from various disciplines working on various aspect of physics of fluids. The Networks stems from the realisation that while a lot of cutting-edge fluid-dynamics-related research being performed in the UK, it is usually embedded in various ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics